Songdoor 2012 International Songwriting Competition Ends November 15


SongDoor 2012 entries must either be postmarked
by November 15 or submitted online by midnight CST, November 15. All entrants receive a free
all-access trial to, plus free key-transposing software.

“The only requirement to get the free trial and free software, which are worth $120,
is to enter one song,” says SongDoor president Tony Zotta. “Our entry fee is $10, the same as it
was in 2006. It’s our mission to support the creative efforts of songwriters who need a foot in the
door. Our efforts give them a place to showcase videos of their original songs, and use us to
tweet announcements about CD releases, appearances and so on. We’re happy to do it,
and there is never any kind of charge for the PR we do for our songwriters.”

SongDoor 2012 is presented in association with, 16 Ton Studios, Hard Twist
Music-BMI, MasterWriter, Herringbone Studio, Broadjam and Songsinc. The total prize purse is
valued at more than $40,000. Entrants are eligible to win the Grand Award, valued at approximately
USD $7,950 in music merchandise and services, including a single-song publishing contract with
Hard Twist Music-BMI (owned by mega-hit songwriter Bill Shore), a full-band private session demo
at 16 Ton Studios, Music Row’s favorite recording facility, a one-year full-access membership to, MasterWriter songwriting software, a Primo MoB membership to Broadjam, a #1
membership for Songsinc and an autographed copy of Robin Frederick’s best-selling songwriting
book. Six Category Winners each receive a valuable package of awards valued at almost $5.500
including a first-rate guitar/vocal or keyboard/vocal demo produced by Tim Shean of Herringbone
Studio and memberships to, Songsinc and Broadjam.


The SongDoor International Songwriting Competition is an annual event, open to amateur and
professional songwriters worldwide. Entries are accepted online or by mail from April 15 through
November 15. The entry fee is $10. An unlimited number of songs may be entered in any of six
categories: Christian, Country, Pop, Rock/Alt, Soft Rock and Instrumental. Judges include
seasoned music industry producers, artists and engineers who have worked with such artists
as Britney Spears, Neil Young, Keith Urban, Cheap Trick, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Buffett,
Garth Brooks, Vince Gill and a host of others. Judges: Joe Beck, Bill Shore, Jason Blume,
Nancy Moran, Dennis Winters and Steve Avedis.

For SongDoor rules, FAQs and entry form,
please visit the website: or email

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